AMC Sets ‘Better Call Saul,’ ‘The Son,’ and ‘Into the Badlands’ Premiere Dates

The Son Cast Photo Season 1
Zahn McClarnon as Toshaway, Elizabeth Frances as Prairie Flower, Jacob Lofland as Young Eli, Pierce Brosnan as Eli McCullough, Henry Garrett as Pete McCullough, Sydney Lucas as Jeannie McCullough, Jess Weixler as Sally McCullough, and David Wilson Barnes as Phineas McCullough in ‘The Son’ (Photo by James Minchin / AMC)

AMC announced the 2017 winter and spring premiere dates for returning series Better Call Saul and Into the Badlands along with the series premiere date for The Son. Into the Badlands‘s season two has been set to kick off on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT. The much anticipated third season of Better Call Saul will begin on Monday, April 10th at 10pm ET/PT. And the new dramatic series The Son will debut on AMC and SundanceTV on April 8th at 9pm ET/PT.

Season three of AMC’s award-winning Better Call Saul, created by Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan, stars Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, and Michael Mando. The third season will also feature the return of Gus Fring, played by Giancarlo Esposito.

Into the Badlands returns for its second season after averaging 5.3 million viewers during season one. Series creators/showrunners/writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar return as executive producers along with Stacey Sher, Michael Shamberg, David Dobkin, director Stephen Fung, and series star Daniel Wu.

Into the Badlands: Season 2 finds Sunny (Daniel Wu) and M.K. (Aramis Knight) separated and scattered to the wind, each imprisoned in unlikely places. While M.K. struggles to control his powers, Sunny is determined to fight his way back into the Badlands to find his family or die trying. On their journey, Clipper and Colt are assisted by mysterious, new allies whose motivations may be anything but pure. Meanwhile, The Widow (Emily Beecham) continues to consolidate power against the other Barons, while a dark and mysterious threat prepares to exact revenge on them all. Alliances are struck, friendships betrayed, and by season’s end, Sunny and M.K.’s lives will be forever altered with devastating consequences.

The Son: Based on Philipp Meyer’s New York Times best-selling and Pulitzer Prize finalist novel, the ten-episode, one-hour drama is a sweeping family saga spanning 150 years and three generations of the McCullough family. The series traces the transformation of Eli McCullough (Pierce Brosnan), the charismatic family patriarch, from good-natured innocent to calculating killer. He loses everything on the wild frontier, setting him on the path to building a ranching-and-oil dynasty of unsurpassed wealth and privilege.

Eli’s eldest son Pete (Henry Garrett), has grown up in his father’s shadow and struggles to make him proud while forging his own identity. Pete’s strong-willed daughter, Jeannie (Sydney Lucas) idolizes her grandfather and despite being raised in a male-dominated world, rejects her fate of existing solely to marry and bear children. Eli’s ruthlessness pits him against his wealthy Spanish neighbor, Pedro Garcia (Carlos Bardem) and his quest for power triggers consequences that span generations. Shared through a series of flashbacks, “The Son” pulls viewers into the world of young Eli McCullough (Jacob Lofland) and his father figure, Comanche war chief, Toshaway (Zahn McClarnon) and deftly explores the McCullough’s rise to become one the most powerful family dynasties in Texas.

Better Call Saul: The new season follows the twists and turns of Jimmy McGill’s (Bob Odenkirk) devolution toward Breaking Bad‘s Saul Goodman – Albuquerque’s most notorious criminal lawyer. Six years before he meets Walter White, Jimmy is a more or less law-abiding, small-time attorney hustling to champion his underdog clients, build his practice and somehow make a name for himself.

The acclaimed second season ended with a pair of cliffhangers. Determined to prevent his brother from practicing law, Chuck (Michael McKean) staged an elaborate con, secretly recording Jimmy’s confession to a felony. When Mike (Jonathan Banks) set his sights on sociopathic cartel boss Hector Salamanca (Mark Margolis), an ominous intervention stopped him from pulling the trigger, raising questions as to what other dangerous players may be in the game.

As the new season begins, the repercussions of Chuck’s scheme test Jimmy and Kim’s (Rhea Seehorn) fledgling law practices – and their romance – as never before. This imminent existential threat presses Jimmy’s faltering moral compass to the limit. Meanwhile, Mike searches for a mysterious adversary who seems to know almost everything about his business. As the season progresses, new characters are introduced and backstories are further illuminated with meaningful nods to the Breaking Bad universe.